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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Find your ancestors in journals!

Brigham Young University is working on a new website called Historic Journals ( where historic journals are being digitized and posted online. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have registered for the New FamilySearch program, you can sign in to the website, and automatically, your pedigree chart from NewFamilySearch is compared to the names that have been identified in the journals, and if there are any matches, you can read those journals online, for free!

If you're not LDS, you can still browse through the journals and view and read the original images for free.

The site also invites folks to submit journals of their own ancestors that they might have in their possession as well, in order to be able to connect with other possible relatives of the same ancestors.

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